Some days are just bad days, that's all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that's just the way it is!
People who follow all the rules and chase every trend tend to get forgotten - they look great, but they're not as memorable.
I don't have long-standing regrets; they pass as I see how things are meant to be.
I like styling girls that don't normally dress in vintage clothes and don't normally wear red lipstick; I like seeing those kind of girls restyled in a retro way.
I suppose women are attracted to the bad-boy image sometimes because it's fun to have an adventure. It's like eating junk food... it's fun at the time, but ultimately not the best choice.
I have been obsessed with seamed stockings my whole life, and I would collect vintage ones that were made in the '40s and '50s with the authentic styling of the keyhole, the welt, the reinforced toe and heels, French or Cuban heels, and hand-stitched seams.
I was really, really shy when I was a little girl.
I don't work with a stylist, I don't work with a glam squad to get me together for the red carpet, I really enjoy the time it takes to do it myself, to choose my clothes and do my own makeup and my own hair.
I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute.
I've always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.
As a little girl growing up in a small farming town in Michigan, my idols were women like Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth.
I like when people know who they are, know their limitations and what they want to do. It's the same thing for me.
Well, when I was fifteen years old I worked in a lingerie store and that's how I feel in love with vintage lingerie because I wanted to know the history of it.
I love glamour and artificial beauty. I love the idea of artifice and dressing up and makeup and hair.
My beauty icons are women whose images are self-created.
Don't underestimate the cosmetic power of sunglasses. It's worth spending a bit of money on a quality pair. I usually go for Dior or Louis Vuitton.
Corsetry is a body modification.
I like having my cellphone. I like the Internet. I like being different.
I really believe that beauty comes from health - sensible eating and exercise.
I started dressing vintage when I was a teenager because I didn't have money for designer clothes.